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Nov 04, 2011

Vegetation in buildings and specifically in facades can have significant advantages in energy saving. This is shown by Gabriel Perez in his doctoral thesis, a collaboration between the UPC and the University of Lleida.

Nov 07, 2011

E.ON invites applications from universities and research institutes worldwide for research proposals that examine the impact of smart home systems on the future relationship between utilities and customers.

Nov 29, 2011

The Barcelona Supercomputing Center-Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC-CNS), research center linked to UPC.BarcelonaTech, represents Spain in the coordination of the Mont-Blanc Project, aimed at building the supercomputer with the highest performance and the lowest energy consumption in the world. The energy eficiency of the new machine is the priority of the research.

Dec 07, 2011

Energy Access for the poor in Sub-Saharan Africa to meet the Millennium Development Goals

Dec 21, 2011

The on line version of Nature Communications publishes this month the work about this new material exhibiting an inverse barocaloric effect: they cool when pressure is applied, and they warm when it is released. The research has been undertaken by researchers from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.BarcelonaTECH and Universitat de Barcelona, in collaboration with researchers from the University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany) and the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science.